This is the BEST gumbo I have ever had. (No okra!) Hearty and classic. If you can't find andouille, use a good smoked sausage or kielbasa. The gravy is so rich, have lots of bread to sop it up. A friend gave me this recipe, so I don't know the origin.
Recipe is from Southern Living and obtained in a search for recipes for shepherd's pie... this one looked the best to me, so I tried it. It is GREAT and a regular request by the kids, especially my SIL. (Yes, yes, I know... shepherd's pie has lamb and cottage pie has beef.. but SL named this recipe, not me).
This is a wonderful and simple to prepare comfort food using things you probably already have around. Kids love it- but so do adults. At least, in this home. Try it. It is one of my quick and easy favorites. This is my first submitted recipe... be kind.
Recipe is originally from Aylmer's Tomatoes (back in the day when you snail-mailed to order a recipe book). Over the years I've tweaked the ingredients to our preference. I couldn't find this recipe on the web even so I'm posting to share with other Zaar members. The recipe doesn't call for garlic, however for those that enjoy it... mince away.
Reading through several recipes on line and in my vast collection of cookbooks - I made this recipe up tonight making use of only what I had on hand. DH said - this is keeper - better write it down quick!
Edited 7/06 to lighten the recipe.
Pastitsio is a traditional Greek dish,usually made with beef.
This lighter version is ideal for those who are watching their weight/cholestrol level.
I sometimes skip the cinnamon and add in a little chilli powder/chilli flakes for a spicier variation.
From Lean and Luscious by Bobbie Hinman and Millie Snyder. I started making this recipe years ago in college and it's still one of my favorites. Baking the meatloaf on a rack lets the fat drain away, so this is a bit drier than traditional spongy meatloaf.
This is a recipe I remember my mother making for dinner parties when I was very young. I loved to sneak in and sample a few when she wasn't looking. Mom served this with rice as a main dish. This has a very different sauce from other Swedish meatball recipes I have since tasted -so I am not sure if these are authentically Swedish or not. I just know that they are rich and tasty and there were never any leftovers. I snagged this from Mom's recipe collection. This makes about 30 medium sized meatballs.
I had the best Home Ec teacher in Jr & Sr High School, Mrs. Carol Renfro. This woman really knew how to cook and how to teach others how to cook as well. This was one of our first recipes we had to make once we started cooking. I still have my original recipe card (did I really used to write like that?!) and we have this often. I hope you will enjoy this as much as we do!
Prep time does not include times to cook ham or potatoes.